MOJAVE, Cal., Sept. 16, 1930 - Did you ever see a real 100 per cent dry town? Well, I did, but I had to go to the heart of the desert to do it.

It was Bodie, the old mining town that has been monkey-glanded lately with a new gold scare. Mrs. Rogers and I blew in there last night. I wanted to show her what a real live Western mining town was like at night.

Well, of all the sad-looking messes, it was it. The night before twenty prohibition officers had raided the place and closed her tight.

Did you ever see a miner on soda pop? You can’t even console him. Every throat was dry and every eye was wet.


Will Rogers.